Michael Veitch: The Hellship and the migrants

Posted on: Tue 25 Dec 2018

Author, Actor, Broadcaster Michael Veitch is the great great grandson of two people who left Scotland in 1852 bound for Australia aboard what was to become known as the Plague Ship….  the Ticonderoga.  It was bringing men, women and children from the Scottish Clearances and potato famine to Melbourne, Victoria.

Michael has written a book about this infamous period in his family’s closet. Fittingly, the book is called ‘Hell Ship’, and Michael tells listeners about it.

Interviewer Helen McLeod Meyer

Hell Ship by Michael Veitch. Publisher Allen & Unwin


Clan MacLeod

Other stories